Hip-hop couple Jay Z and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter reportedly fired former bodyguard Norman “Dutch Giant” Oosterbroek before his brutal death at the hands of police earlier this month.
According to reports, suspicious and odd incidents forced Jay and Bey to let Norman go.
Oosterbroek’s life spiraled out of control in the past months after he lost his job looking out for Jay, Bey and their daughter, Blue Ivy. It all fell apart after the power couple discovered the hulking guard had hired the services of a prostitute while on duty for them in Las Vegas, a source tells us. The duo also allegedly discovered photographic and video evidence showing Oosterbroek using the family’s passports in a lewd act. The story was first uncovered by a major print publication last year, which approached Jay Z and Beyoncé for comment. The couple then made a deal to ensure the story never saw the light of day, according to our source. “Beyoncé and Jay Z were furious when they found out,” said the source. “They trusted Norman with their lives and then he went and did some pretty freaky things, and on video with a hooker. They were outraged.” (New York Daily News)
A fear of the huge bodyguard endangering their daughter also inspired their decision.
Once they found out about his behavior, the couple didn’t feel safe allowing Oosterbroek around their daughter, so they cut him loose, the source tells us. “They really thought Norman was now a danger to Blue Ivy,” says the source. “From what I understand he was devastated, because a lot of people in the industry knew that he couldn’t be trusted and not to hire him.” The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Oosterbroek suffered from depression after losing the job and was using drugs, says our source. He had been in and out of rehab for several years, according to the Miami Herald. (New York Daily News)
Details of his horrific death surfaced online in early September.
Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and countless other A-listers put their lives in the hands of a man known as “The Dutch Giant,” 6’5 celebrity bodyguard Norman Oosterbroek. But a terrifying incident on Monday night has shown just how vulnerable they were in his care and how they could have secretly invited a madmen into their midst: Naked and high on drugs, Oosterbroek went on a violent rampage inside his neighbor’s Miami mansion that ended with him killed by cops. Around 10:45 PM on Monday night, Oosterbroek broke into his neighbor’s property in Miami’s Pinecrest neighborhood while naked and carrying a white powdery substance. (RadarOnline)
Police and witnesses to Norman’s death had provided accounts of what happened.
“He did gain access to the home,” Detective Robin Pinkard of the Miami-Dade Police Department tells RadarOnline.com. “According to the victim [Christiane Jung], she heard a noise. When she walked outside of her bedroom, she observed him standing there unclothed.” Jung’s husband, Markus, quickly came to her aid and a verbal dispute ensued, “which escalated to a physical confrontation,” according to a police report obtained by RadarOnline.com. “During the confrontation, [Oosterbroek] was observed ingesting an unknown substance.” Mrs. Jung called police, who were unable to subdue the 6’5?, 280-lb. behemoth. “He was highly violent, uncontrollable, and unstable,” said police spokesperson Maj. Nancy Perez Officers tased him and he was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. (RadarOnline)
The late bodyguard was most known for his services being utilized by Jay Z and Lady Gaga.
Three years ago, at a Jay Z concert in Washington, D.C., a man dared to jump the stage and saunter toward the rapper. The unruly crasher was caught on video being grabbed by a well-dressed bodyguard, who tossed the intruder about 10 feet off stage, breaking both his legs. At about six-foot-five and weighing roughly 280 pounds, Norman Oosterbroek wasn’t just a bodyguard to Jay Z, Lady Gaga and some of the world’s most famous celebrities. He was a powerful force to be reckoned with. (Miami Herald)